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EXPENSES FOR PUPPY’S FIRST YEAR

The charges listed below are estimates only. This topic is a means of demonstrating that there are ongoing and sometimes costly charges associated with owning a puppy, regardless of the breed or parentage. You need to contact your veterinarian and service providers for specific prices.

Veterinarian

General Wellness Health Exam/ Introduction to new Vet:
(immediately after you pick up your puppy)
$40 – $65
Vaccinations (Distemper/Parvo Booster) – approx two:
(may or may not include Exam fee)
$35 - $50
Vaccinations (Rabies) one shot:
(may or may not include Exam fee)
$35 - $50
Spay (female) – including anesthesia, injectables, monitoring
Neuter (male) – including anesthesia, injectables, monitoring
Bloodwork for Spay/Neuter (not always required by all vets):
Removal of Retained Baby Teeth:
Stool examination:
Worming- approx two if positive:
Heartworm Test:
Heartworm Medications:
Flea/Tick Prevention:
Miscellaneous Medications:
X-rays (in the event of a minor accident):
Ear cleaning:
Microchips
$200 - $600
$150 - $350
$40 - $85
$100 - $300
$15 - $30
$23 - $30
$25 - $40
$25 for 6 months
$35 for 3 months
$20 - $50
$140 for 2 x-rays
$20 - $35
$25 - $50

Health Insurance (optional)
Pet Care Health Insurance (major medical only): $300 - $600 per year

Training (optional)
Kindergarten Puppy Training (8 classes):
Private Training (at home):
$150 - $200
$80 per hour

Boarding (optional)
Boarding Fees:$20 - $30 per day or more

Supplies
Crate
Crate Pads – probably 3 of them
In Cabin Airline Carrier
Puppy Gates
Leash/Collar
Nylabones/Toys
Food/Water Bowls
Food: Kibble to Organic Raw (per year)
Treats (per year)
$25 - $50
$15 - $60
$30 - $80
$25 - $150
$20 - $50
$20 - $50
$9 - $40
$300 - $1,000
$50 to $100
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